Pour yourself a cup of hot cocoa while I catch you up on all the snowstorms that came through here in the last few weeks!
This one was from mid January and disappeared as quickly as it showed up. Two weeks ago we had quite the ice storm with about six inches of snow on top of the freezing rain, drizzle, mist, that turned pretty slick. It was the ice that stranded us for a bit. We even lost power for a while! Remembering the four days without electricity a few years ago we stoked up that fireplace pretty quickly. So we kept the house from getting too cold. And since this happened in the night, Dad never even woke up or knew that there was no power!! Thank goodness for small favors. He was surprised enough as it was when he woke up to the wintery storm. By then it was blowing sideways with white out conditions that lasted all day.
By midday this is what it looked like and already pretty deep. It was becoming quite evident the storm that was suppose to be six to ten inches was already deeper and still swirling down in big fluffy flakes! My husband said in all his years he’d never seen a snowstorm like this one in Kansas!
By Wednesday morning this is what the driveway looked like with drifts waist high in some spots and my poor car buried in a big drift. It was a winter wonderland but what a challenge clearing it all. I had tried to keep up with the front porch so I could feed the critters in their little cat hut. But even that had looked like an igloo by late Tuesday night. So I tackled the porch and cleared some of the deck while Vince worked on clearing the driveway with the bobcat since the tractor wouldn’t start. The piles of snow just kept building up as you can see on the left of the pic. It took him over an hour to clear the length of our driveway to the road which is beyond the tree row you see at the top of the pic and all on his lunch break. A second week in a row that we weren’t getting out for a couple of days. I can tell you my hubby definitely had quite the work out clearing paths, the cement driveway the vehicles were on and patio and deck out back after work. Yup, I stuck to the porch, front steps, and promptly got stuck in too deep of snow to continue through the sidewalk so I retreated. LOL Baked Banana Apricot Cranberry Nut Bread instead to compliment the steaming cup of coffee I had ready for him when he came in.
By this past weekend the weather had warmed up enough that the meltdown had begun. Much needed moisture in our area. I’m seeing robins and red winged blackbirds coming to eat the seed we’ve put out for the birds so am hoping it means that spring like weather will hold and this was the last hurrah for winter.
It’s been years since I’ve seen such a big snowstorm. And it was really pretty to watch.
But I’m looking forward to my flower beds and am enjoying the morning songs from the birds again.
And on that note. . .
Enjoy your day everyone!!